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Why You Should Travel To Iran

Iran travel is something that you should do at least once in your lifetime. While it is not one of the top destinations for some travelers, it should not stop you from visiting the country. Below are some of the reasons why you should consider a holiday in Iran.

 

Ancient History

 

Iran is one of the oldest civilisations in the world. The country originated from the first Persian Empire. It is home to Persepolis, Pasargadae, and other historic sites. While the Persian history took place from 550 to 330 BC, some sites in the region predated that period. Some of them include Ecbatana in Hamedan, ChoghaZanbil and Susa in the Khuzestan Province, and TepeSialk in Kashan.

 

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

 

Iran has a total of 21 UNESCO World Heritage Sites that include one natural and 20 cultural sites. You can easily visit six by exploring the areas around Khuzestan province. During your travel to Iran, you will also experience its rich culture. Everywhere you go; there are many interesting things to see and things to do in Iran.

 

Ethnic and Cultural Diversity

 

Iran is a diverse country with different regions having their own customs, traditions, and languages. When you go from one province to another, you will encounter various languages and cultures that make Iranian culture unique.

 

Unspoiled Natural Beauties

 

Most people think that the country is a barren desert. However, the truth is that it has many natural features that include caves, canyons, valleys, and forests. The Island of Qeshm features many unspoiled natural wonders that will astound you. That alone will be worth your travel to Iran.

 

Persian Parks and Gardens

 

One thing that you will notice when you are in Tehran is that it has many green spaces. Some of the Persian gardens are part of the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. One of the things to do in Iran is to visit the tombs of Hafez and Saadi. The tombs feature beautiful landscaping with flowers and pools of flowing water.

 

Iranian Architecture

 

People who love architecture should definitely visit Iran. You get to explore many fascinating structures in the country including the ancient bathhouses, historical houses in Kashan, and the tiled ceilings and domes of mosques.

 

Friendly People

 

The country gets a lot of bad press, but the people in Iran are some of the friendliest people on the planet. Some people will even invite strangers over to their house. Iranian hospitality is something that makes people want to stay in the country longer than their planned holiday. The wonderful people of Iran will make you feel at home and leave a lasting impression as you end your journey in the country.

 

As you can see, there are many things to do in Iran. It is a laid-back country with wonderful people and beautiful places. There’s a misconception that Iran is a war-torn nation. However, it is a hidden gem just waiting for you to discover it.

 


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